Land Acquisition & Farm Development Manager ($35-40/hour)

Job Type
Programmatic/Project Management
Boston Farms Community Land Trust
Contact Name
Joy Gary
Contact Email
Contact Phone

PO Box 260053
Mattapan, MA
United States

Job Description

Land Acquisition & Farm Development Manager (half-time)

Boston Farms Community Land Trust is seeking a diligent, driven, self-directed, highly organized manager to oversee the identification, acquisition, and development of urban farm sites in Mattapan, Dorchester, and Roxbury.

Hours: Half-time (25 hours/week, semi-flexible scheduling)

Location: Fowler Clark Epstein Farm, 487 Norfolk St, Mattapan (some remote work possible)

Start Date: ASAP

Compensation: $35-40/hour depending on experience, plus part-time-equivalent vacation benefits



  • Identify potential farmsites in collaboration with prospective farmers, neighborhood residents/associations, and Boston Farms staff
  • Co-chair the Acquisition & Development Committee of our board with a board member to promote the acquisition and development of farmsites throughout our services areas by co-leading the community input process on major development projects; streamlining design acquisition and development processes, and originating and co-sponsoring community charrettes as needed.
  • Outreach to and work with neighborhood associations to determine and integrate desired outcomes
  • Conduct the legal, governmental, and community engagement processes of site acquisition
  • Manage the development of farmsites, including designing per zoning and building regulations, development and management of project budgets, hiring and managing of contractors
  • Raise funds from designated sources to finance farmsite acquisition and development



  • 3-5 years of experience in land development, real estate development, construction management, or related work
  • Skilled project manager with the ability to manage up to 6 acquisition and development projects
  • Proven track record of bringing several development projects to completion
  • Experience in budgeting and accounting
  • Strong organization, communication, and community relations skills
  • Comfort with Google Docs, Microsoft Word/Excel, or equivalent platforms
  • Preferences: Knowledge of zoning, urban design, and building regulations; Experience with community/neighborhood engagement; Experience with fundraising and public support; Familiarity with farming, gardening, or landscape management; Strong familiarity with Boston neighborhoods; Live close to our sites in Mattapan, Dorchester, and Roxbury; Use of your own vehicle
  • Key Characteristics: driven, focused, self-directed, eager to learn, patient, personable, diligent, attentive to detail


About the Boston Farms Community Land Trust:

Boston Farms is a community land development and management nonprofit. We build and protect urban farms across the neighborhoods of Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan, making our farms accessible to Black and Brown neighborhood farmers and supporting their success. As a community land trust, we are structured to enact local and collective control of land. We own 5 sites and will expand further in the coming years. In early 2020, the board adopted a 3-Year Strategic Plan (2020-22) and in 2021 the board adopted an Acquisition & Development Plan

Application Instruction

To Apply: Please be sure to read this posting thoroughly. If interested, please email your cover letter & resume to with the subject line ‘ Land Acquisition & Farm Development Manager Application’.  We welcome diverse candidates and residents of our neighborhoods of Mattapan, Dorchester, and Roxbury.